Sun - Wed - 12.00pm – 10.30pm
Thurs - Sat - 12.00pm - 1.00am
- Disabled Access
- Free Wi-Fi
- Alfresco Dining
About The Elephant Wrestler
In 1912 a bloke who would soon become known as The Elephant Wrestler came to Takapuna. By 1939 he had world wrestling championship bout to his name and was also known to take on larger species of the animal kingdom thus said elephants came to fear him but locals came to love him. So let us raise a toast to your larger than life local.
We love your chicken wings!
The food was really great! We reserved a table "inside" which was the bar area... rather than the "courtyard" because that sounded cold. But it appeared to be covered in! It was quite noisy inside. We will reserve in the courtyard next time. Looking forward to the next time we visit.
Great service overall, would recommend:)
Would you PLEASE bring back the THAI BEEF SALAD to the Menu. It was the best!!!!! (for miles)
I had won a voucher in a silent auction for a dinner for 8. The service was excellent and food was amazing. We loved the music too and will come back. Thank you
Alex and Adele were amazing to deal with, as were the service staff on the day - thanks heaps for making so baby shower so memorable!
Lovely food and service
Really good food and plenty of it. Service and food was prompt and cheerful. Good spot for a casual dinner out.
Great Staff. Great Ambiance. And Great Ribs!!!!
Great arvo with some friends eating ribs, drinking beer and listening to live music.
Our team had a great shared lunch here!
had a great time, loved the feel of the place, very friendly and family friendly as well....liked that the fact that there were a couple of groups in (birthday, ribs and warriors) but it didn't phase or stress the staff at all....big thumbs up!!!
I ordered pork belly for my dinner, a bit disappointed it was very salty. 😌
Firstly I should have read about the place before booking, I just booked off a recommendation from a friend, but... I hadn't been before and they suggested we sit in the courtyard, which was super loud so we could barely talk and people were smoking even though all the doors were closed. I asked a waitress if people were supposed to be smoking and she said no but did nothing. Good if you want to watch the rugby, but not if you want a conversation over dinner with clean air.
Went to the rib event on Sunday. Ribs were great, but were cold. Service was very slow since this event was on.
Great Sunday pitmaster ribs and good band. Can't wait to do it again.
Had a nice evening out with friend. Had a few beers and ribs and listened to the band of the evening.
Great afternoon band was awesome and interacted with the patrons. Food and service very good.
Awesome night, friendly staff and great hospitality.
Work function success! Was a great evening
Drinks could be bigger in terms of prices
Banquet was great lots of food and good value
Great afternoon at the Big Rib Joint Pop Up - the food and entertainment was outstanding, thank you!
Loving the Rib Joint events. Maybe need a few more staff on as it took quite a while to get our table cleared and dessert orders taken.